Tag: Steve Heimel

Alaska News Nightly: May 31, 2011

Fire North of Fairbanks Draws Big Response, Top VA Official Visits Rural Alaska, Petersburg Coast Guard Commander Temporarily Relieved of Duty, Court Issues Final Judgement on Reinstating Roadless Protections, and more...

Soboleff Memorial Tomorrow in Juneau

Saturday’s memorial service for Tlingit elder Walter Soboleff will be transmitted on public television’s 360 North cable channel. The service is at 2 pm at Centennial Hall in Juneau, followed by a celebration of life at the Native Brotherhood Hall.

Boat Runs Aground in Togiak Bay

A boat is aground in Togiak Bay. A salvage crew is working with the owners of the 102-foot “Nor’Quest” to lighten out its fuel before trying to re-float it. It went aground early Wednesday morning after it lost its anchor. It is carrying up to 18,800 gallons of diesel fuel, 200 gallons of gasoline, plus lube oil, waste oil and hydraulic oil.

Obama, Medvedev Pledge to Protect Indigenous Rights

President Obama has released a joint statement on the Arctic with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The two met today at the G-8 Summit in France. The two heads of state pledge to protect the rights of indigenous people on both sides of the Bering Strait, including access to subsistence resources.

Feature Film About Palin Premiering in Iowa Next Month

A feature film about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is coming out next month and will premiere in Iowa, according to the Chicago-based...

Feds File Charges Saying Speculators Driving Up Crude Prices

A federal enforcement agency has filed charges that say speculators have been driving up the price of crude oil, which, in turn, affects the price of fuel at the gasoline pump and the fuel barge.

Anchorage Assembly Passes Ordinance Requiring Liquor Stores to Check IDs

The Anchorage Assembly last night went along with an advisory vote and passed an ordinance requiring liquor stores to check identification before all sales. It takes effect in July.

Talk of Alaska: What is a Frivolous Complaint?

Is the proliferation of ethics complaints in Alaska a warning sign of political divisions to come? In a nearly unprecedented step, Governor Sarah Palin (R)...